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Making New Zealand - Shipping

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2014

This episode of the Making New Zealand history show explores the nation's shipping industry — from its early days through to future predictions. Beginning with waka utilised by Māori settlers, the episode covers the major milestones of maritime history, including the highly successful Union Steam Company, the 1951 waterfront dispute, the Wahine disaster and the boom of the frozen meat trade. The technological advancements celebrated in this series are also put into their cultural and political context. The show mixes extensive archival footage with interviews. 

... Mark Twain, the famous American writer, didn't enjoy a night on a New Zealand steamer carrying 200 passengers, and only licensed for 125.
– Narrator Mark Clare

Key Cast & Crew

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Laurie Clarke

Director

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Steven Barnett

Concept, Research

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Mark Everton

Producer

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Vincent Burke

Executive Producer

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Bernadette Kelly

Editor

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Mark Clare

Narrator

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